by cencounter on 17 November 2020 - 17:11
I'm still fairly new to reading pedigrees. I read as much as I can into the pedigree, but I'm well aware I'm still very new at this, so want to see what others with more experience might see that I do not.
This will be my second working line GSD. I'm hoping for a dog that is less social, extremely solid, brave, confident, etc. I'm looking to compete in bitework sports, while maintaining the versatility to work in other sports. I'm hoping for high handler focus. Then also just the basics of good health when it comes to hips/elbows/etc.
From reading this pedigree, what do you think the pups produced will be like? Any concerning things you see? Any good things you see?
(PS, I have obviously discussed these things with the breeder, but the more information I get on them the better!)
Breeding outcome: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/breeding.result?father=2508095&mother=2962791&fbclid=IwAR1d_ca4UUHXWus9MCWo-ZlMVVpegXMONMLkxx4lPu-BQz808MApW_drUFU
by Hired Dog on 17 November 2020 - 17:11
by mrdarcy on 18 November 2020 - 03:11
by Sunsilver on 18 November 2020 - 09:11
Looking at the dogs in that pedigree, your future pup has the potential to be a very strong working dog, and possibly compete at a very high level in schutzhund.
My one concern is that he/she might be a bit TOO much for the average person to handle. As Hired Dog said, it's impossible to tell just how a pup will turn out, but a pup from this breeding could have over the top drive and energy. What's your experience so far? Have you competed in IPG, as it's now called?
A reputable, competent breeder should be able to match you with a pup that fits with your lifestyle and level of experience. I'd listen to the breeder's advice when choosing a pup.
As for hips, every dog in that pedigree has passing hips. All hips are the equivalent of OFA good, except for one that's 'fast normal', but that would still pass OFA. The other things you are looking for, such as handler focus really can't be determined from a pedigree. But, like I said, the breeder has the pups for 8 weeks before letting them go to their new homes, and should have a pretty good idea of what their temperaments will be like.
One of my favourite dogs is in that pedigree: https://youtu.be/4UcOUq67ebs Wouldn't want to be his decoy, though... :D
by jettasmom on 18 November 2020 - 11:11
by Q Man on 21 November 2020 - 09:11
Something worries me that you said...You mentioned you want to do Schutzhund but you'd like a dog less social then your previous dog...I would advise you to socialize your dog then teach them and let them learn the difference between good and bad people...German Shepherds have a great sense of what's right and what's wrong...
In Schutzhund a dog does have to be social enough to meet some people...I would advise you to find a good Schutzhund Club and get some good direction on how to raise your puppy/dog...
There is one other thing I'd like to suggest to you in picking out a puppy...That is I'd find someone who has experience in picking out a puppy that will fill your wants and needs...
I would also like to suggest that you begin your search for a Schutzhund Club well before getting a puppy...You will meet people who have experience and can help picking out a puppy...
If you need help in finding a club in your area let us know where your located and someone can probably assist you...
by maple on 22 November 2020 - 08:11
by maple on 22 November 2020 - 08:11
I whelped a litter on the sire's side . I agree with QMan very high energy pups I kept a female loads of potential at 8 months . The only male is in training to become a police dog and will go to the academy in March . High food drive and very quick to learn . Could be a lot to handle for the inexperienced .